GREETINGS FROM SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA!
|It's about time I added at least one more page to my website. I've been paying some company to host my site so I should try and get my money's worth...Since it is a "free" country (as free as a capitalistic country can get) this page will allow me to write whatever the #$!#@$ I want about whatever the $#!$#@ I want.|
|March 29, 2009|
My new idiot liberal is entertainer Stevie Wonder. This past week on American Idol he decided to give President Obama a shout out. Seriously, I was watching American Idol to be entertained, not to be reminded that Mr. Wonder supports a President that has decided to spend more money than all the US Presidents before him combined. Could you imagine the outrage there would be in the liberal media if a country music star was singing on American Idol and a shout out was given to President George w. Bush? What happened to fairness? I think it got lost on the way to Obama's Presidency.
|March 20, 2009|
My new idiot liberal is Congressman Charles Rangel of New York (chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee). Even if you put aside his tax issues that I'm sure were an honest mistake (the fact that he did not report more than $75,000 in rental income in a villa he owns), his latest move of crafting a bill to levy a 90% tax on bonuses paid to AIG employees is a joke. Don't get me wrong, I understand the outrage that AIG would pay bonuses in the face of losing billions of dollars and receiving billions of dollars from the Federal Government. But if you take a step back and look at the big picture, how is it that the Federal Government can pick and choose which group or groups of people they can make pay a higher tax rate? I think Charles Rangel needs to read the constitution. A bill of attainder is a special piece of legislation directed against a single person or group of people, usually to make them guilty of a crime without the benefit of a trial. One could argue that this act (bills of attainder) is forbidden by Article 1, section 9, clause 3 of the United States Constitution.
This attempt to play into the public's outrage is a cover your ass move by most in Congress. A more partisan view is that this is another diversion by the Democrats to keep people from wanted to know more about the reckless spending in the President's budget. The President passed a budget in the trillions of dollars, and the media is focused on the millions of dollars of bonus payments to some AIG executives. I think there is something wrong with that picture.
|March 4, 2009|
My new idiot liberal might be someone that few have heard of - Jeff Eldridge. Jeff is a democratic lawmaker from the great state of West Virginia. His "claim to fame" is that he wants to ban the sales of Mattel's Barbie doll. Hey says "such toys influence girls to place too much importance on physical beauty, at the expense of their intellectual and emotional development." Since I have a young daughter, I understand his misguided concerns. The problem I have with his proposed ban is on two fronts:
1. Is it really government's role to raise our children? Are we supposed to sit back, let our children run wild until the government comes up with legislation to protect them until it's time for their Ivy League education? Parents should be the ones who make decisions for their children, period. The government's role should be to enact legislation to keep our children safe from egregious things such as pedophiles.
2. Even if people take this guy and his ban of Barbie dolls seriously, it is a bit of a slippery slope. If we let the government decide which dolls our children can buy, where does it stop? Is a ban on G.I. Joe dolls next? Whatever happened to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness?
|January 23, 2009|
|Before I get to my new idiot liberal, I
have to say something about the media. Few will argue that many in
the mainstream media rooted for Obama and cheered loudly on election
night. During this past Presidential campaign, I tried to watch
the mainstream media. After a few minutes of watching various
networks it became clear that objective journalism (especially MSNBC)
has died. Last time I checked, we are currently in a
recession. Some reporters have called this period the worst
economic times since the great depression. I would say that double
digit interest rates and double digit unemployment rates while Jimmy Carter
was President was worse, but that's just my opinion. Back to my
point, it was reported that over $150 - $175 million dollars was spent
on this year's inauguration festivities. While private donations
paid for some of the balls, a large portion of the money was spent on
security (i.e. the bill was paid for by the tax payers). I do not
recall one story that questioned the large amount of money spent on this
year's inauguration festivities. But back on January 16, 2005,
Terry Moran said the following on ABC's World News Tonight:
"In a time of war and natural disaster, is it time for a lavish
celebration?" AP reporter Will Lester said the following on
January 13, 2005: "Do we need to spend this money on what
seems so extravagant?" Fox News should thank all of these
left leaning reporters for drawing big ratings to its cable news
My new idiot liberal is Tim Geithner. How a person that fails to pay his taxes is offered the job of running the IRS is beyond me. Not to mention the fact that the liberal media has not dug deeper into Mr. Geithner's "honest mistake". Most employers pay a gross salary - your paycheck is equal to your net salary (gross salary minus taxes). Employees of the IMF (which included Mr. Geithner) are considered self-employed for purposes of social security taxes only. Since social security taxes for self-employed people are higher than regular salaried employees, the IMF pays its employees the difference. When Mr. Geithner says it was an honest mistake to not pay his taxes, he is partially correct. Not only did he not pay his taxes, but he also kept the additional money from the IMF that was earmarked to pay his social security taxes.
I am not a tax expert by any means. But I did read the IMF's Tax Allowance System (dated December 1993) that thoroughly explains how to properly pay your taxes. It even shows four different examples (single, married filing jointly, married filing separately, and head of household) and explains the tax implications for each. If a non-ivy league person such as myself can understand how an IMF employee should pay their taxes, it should be a piece of cake to a person with such a superior ivy-league intellect.
Regarding the argument that the economic woes of the country are far more important than Mr. Geithner's lapse in judgment when it comes to paying his taxes in full, give me a $@#$ break! So if someone molests ten children but they have the cure for AIDS, that person should not have to face retribution for their crimes? What if that person molested one or more of your children, would you still give them a free pass for their crimes?
Mr. Geithner should do Obama a favor and just step-down. If he had the magic formula to fix the economy, why didn't he do so when he sat in on all those meetings with then-Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Benanke back in October of 2008?
|October 1, 2008|
|New month, new idiot liberal...let's start
this month off with three idiot liberals - Nancy Pelosi, Barney Frank
& Franklin Raines.
Let's take a look at the latest financial crisis from
the beginning – the real one, not the made up one by the Democrats.
The financial crisis is not due to the “fat cats on Wall Street”,
but rather Franklin
Raines. While as CEO of Fannie Mae, Mr. Raines followed Barney
Frank’s mantra of lend money to everyone, regardless if they could pay
it back or not. Franklin Raines served as White House budget
director under President Bill Clinton before he took control of Fannie
Mae. While serving as CEO of Fannie Mae, the company was
investigated by the SEC for alleged accounting irregularities.
Raines ultimately settled for a few million dollars which is chump
change considering his compensation from 2003 was over $20 million.
What were the accounting irregularities? Most believe that losses
were shifted off the books of Fannie Mae in order to inflate the bottom
line of Fannie Mae. That in turned inflated the bonuses paid to
Mr. Raines and other executives at Fannie Mae.
Barney Frank, as the chairman of the House Financial
Services Committee made sure that Fannie Mae offered mortgages to those
less affluent than the average American. A majority of those less
affluent Americans are the ones that blindly continue to vote
democratic. This would continue to benefit Barney Frank and his
liberal cronies. Fannie Mae was basically used by the Democrats as
their personal piggy bank. While former Enron executives were carted in
front of congress and many were also indicted, the lack of outrage for
what Franklin Raines did at Fannie Mae by the liberal media is anything
but a surprise.
To top things off, on the eve of the first vote on the
bailout plan this past Monday Speaker Pelosi decided to blame the
“failed Bush economic policies” as the cause of this financial
crisis. Really? At a time when leadership was desperately
needed, Speaker Pelosi played the partisan politics card instead.
I guess the Democrats believe that if you say something (even if it's
not true) over
and over again, people will believe it to be true eventually. It
looks like the Democrats started this problem and might actually
capitalize on it if Obama takes the White House…only in America…
|September 11, 2008|
|Since it is election time, I will update
this section more frequently…
Today we remember those who lost their lives on 9/11
and thank those men and women in our armed services that protect us from
harm each and every day. Many God bless you and your families.
I present to you another idiot liberal, South Carolina Democratic chairwoman Carol Fowler. She recently said that John McCain had chosen a running mate “whose primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.” I think that statement speaks for itself. Sarah Palin is the first woman nominated as a Vice-Presidential candidate that has a real chance to win. I know that Geraldine Ferraro was the first woman nominated as VP, but she had no chance of winning the 1984 election. Ronald Regan and George Bush won that election in a landslide (525 electoral votes compared to 13 electoral votes for Mondale and Ferraro). Sarah Palin has caused many that lean left (especially women) much apprehension. She is a strong, attractive woman with a large family that happens to be (listen to the Gloria Steinem crowd gasp) pro life. That is the primary reason why those on the left continue to attack Governor Palin personally. I say keep attacking Governor Palin as she moves into the Vice-President's mansion soon!
|September 30, 2007|
|Barry Manilow is my idiot liberal for the
month (and probably for the rest of this year). The guy does not
want to go on ABC's daytime talk show "The View" as scheduled
in September because Elisabeth Hasselback was going to interview him and
not Joy, Barbara or Whoopi. Big bad conservative Elisabeth against
stupid, moronic liberal Barry Manilow. If liberals were truly
liberal, Mr. Manilow should have had no problem being interviewed by
Elisabeth. Instead, he pulls the "I can not compromise my
beliefs" card. What beliefs are those, that everyone in the
entertainment business is an idiot liberal like you? Please Mr.
Manilow, let me know where I can donate all zero of my Barry Manilow
CD's. It is against my beliefs to listen to artists who are not tolerant
of all types of interviewers.
|December 12, 2006|
|I wonder why Rosie O'Donnell's recent ching chong comments on The View have not gotten at least half the media attention as Michael Richards' (aka Kramer) comments at a comedy club in Los Angeles... Is it because the Asian-American community lacks a national spokesperson? Who knows…what I do want to know is where does Rosie's apparent hatred of Asians come from? Did she lose out being high school valedictorian to an Asian-American? Or is it because the last fortune cookie she got from a Chinese restaurant read "you need to lose weight"? Unfortunately as long as the ratings for The View continue to increase, Rosie will still have a job...I just wish Lisa Ling was still around...I would have paid good money to see her bitch slap Rosie!|
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